Design Engineering Manager

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, England, West Berkshire
£42650 - £65000 per annum
Closing date
12 Dec 2021

Job Details

AWE is looking for a Design Engineering Manager. It takes a special sort of person to work at AWE. What if that person was you?

This is a great opportunity to join a team responsible for delivering the Engineering content across multiple Facilities within the Conventional and Nuclear Projects' portfolio.

Design Engineering Manager

Location: Reading / Basingstoke Area

Salary: £42,650 - £67,500 (dependent on experience) + Allowance

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme

  • Generous holiday entitlement - 270 hours a year (inclusive of Bank Holidays) plus every other Friday off

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary sacrifice scheme

  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

Opportunities exist for candidates from either Electrical, Mechanical, HVAC, C&I, CS&A, Process Engineering, or a general background in Building Services who have progressed into Engineering Management specifically the area of Design Engineering Management.

Successful Candidates will be responsible for:

  • Managing engineering design solutions which fully comply with all AWE and UK legal requirements together with AWE business case needs

  • Establish and maintain (and deliver designs in accordance with) the Design Control Plans for projects

  • Monitor the co-ordination of engineering design activities of all design houses and other suppliers of engineering design contributing to the projects

  • Monitor Project Changes as they affect Engineering Design Delivery and the effect of these changes against the initial budget and programme

  • Contribute to integrated safety when reviewing engineering designs and ensure that all technical and design risks are identified and appropriately managed to meet project requirements and the letter and intent of the CDM Regulations, including discharging the designer's role

Whilst not to be considered a check list, candidates should be able to demonstrate some of the following:

  • An understanding of the design process to deliver either Conventional or Nuclear facilities, their building services and process plant and equipment

  • Previous Design Management experience of multiple or discrete engineering packages of works that provide a design solution to a set of requirements in either the Conventional or Nuclear industries

  • Good technical and management skills including problem solving and decision making

  • Good oral, written and presentational skills with a particular aptitude for report, documentation and letter writing

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to ensure effective communication to all levels to both internal and external personnel

Ideally, we would expect candidates to have a Degree or equivalent qualification in a science or engineering discipline or equivalent vocational qualification.

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the security clearance required for the role and be willing and able to travel within the UK and overseas as required (if applicable) once restrictions are lifted.



We’re looking for talented and ambitious people to join us in our work at the forefront of nuclear defence engineering, science and technology.

To work at AWE is to play a valuable part in keeping our country safe and secure.

Working at AWE gives you access to exceptional technologies, facilities and projects no ordinary company can provide – and the support of world-class professionals at every stage of your career.

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